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in our investigation of the port of oakland and improper spending less than a week after the port announced the retirement of its director, james quan won't be leaving work there all together. how much he will continue to earn there. noelle. >> reporter: ktvu has learned starting next year james quan will continue to work with the port for a period of 7 months, essentially as a consultant. a port spokesman says he'll be a retiree annuitant. working with transition. this is the same james quan who earlier this month along with former port executive director agreed to pay back more than $5000 they spent at strip clubs and charged to the port of oakland. we spoke via skype with kelly who teach business ethics at uc berkeley. >> given the egregiousness of the allegations against him and his team, it seems shocking they would want to continue to associate with what i think is a damaged brand. >> reporter: the port announced his retirement earlier this month on the same day it released an internal audit and investigation that revealed some of the credit card holders skirted spending lim
% of gasoline to bay area pumps. >> we have a new twist in our investigation of the port of oakland and improper spending less than a week after the port announced the retirement of its director, james quan won't be leaving work there all together. how much he will continue to earn there. noelle. >> reporter: ktvu has learned starting next year james quan will continue to work with the port for a period of 7 months, essentially as a consultant. a port spokesman says he'll be a retiree annuitant. working with transition. this is the same james quan who earlier this month along with former port executive director agreed to pay back more than $5000 they spent at strip clubs and charged to the port of oakland. we spoke via skype with kelly who teach business ethics at uc berkeley. >> given the egregiousness of the allegations against him and his team, it seems shocking they would want to continue to associate with what i think is a damaged brand. >> reporter: the port announced his retirement earlier this month on the same day it released an internal audit and investigation that revealed some of the
at the port of oakland, unloading the latest ship to arrive. in southern california, a storm of a different kind has brought business to a standstill at the port of los angeles and long beach. the two busiest ports in the state. longshoremen walked off the job to support about00 clerical workers who have been on strike since tuesday. >> all of our containers are on the ocean and off of the coast of california and monday we'll find out if they have been diverted. >> others have been diverted. so far nine cargo ships have headed to other ports including oakland. >> there may be a few ships that come through oakland, but those are ones that normally make the call here. >> reporter: longshoremen are downplaying the impact on the port of oakland and say they will stay on-the-job while their counterparts in southern california continue. now they have a tentative agreement. workers say the latest contract fight in l.a. is about more than money. >> we have got big companies that are outsourcing good jobs and hurting families, and i think people are fed up with it. >> well, it's too soon to say
. >> today is day five of a strike that's shut down seven of eight terminals at the port of los angeles and three at the port of long beach. long shore men walked off the job to support a clerical worker strike and that's caused nine ships to be diverted to other ports including oakland. 40% of the imports pass through the ports in los angeles and long beach. >>> at the port of oakland a possible freement has been reached there. members of is the diu local 1021 are set to vote next week. this a week after a worker strike and more than a year after members voted down the last contract. the union is made up of support staff. >> a state board has released a plan to restore the delta to provide a more reliable water supply. the council issued the final draft of its plan yesterday. it includes recommendations like reducing water suppliers dependance on the delta and expanding habitats. the delta currently provides drinking water to two thirds of the state and provides irrigation to five million acres of crops movement japan is handing over five million dollars to the united states to help p
-out could affect ports from boston to houston. >>> for the second time this month a man has been pushed to his death in the path of a new york subway train. >> crazy people running the streets. >>> an uninvited guests slithered into a backyard in florida. >> somebody else got the shower on the sideline. >> jamal crawford who i think should be an all-star coming off the bench is dangerous. be still. >> and all that matters. >> hillary clinton plans to go back to work just in time for the new year. >> two reather than get angry and you show it you live a lot longer. >> he gives a speech about hitting the debt ceiling! i'd like to see if he could even count to 1 million much less 16.4 trillion! captioning funded by cbs >> it's friday welcome to "cbs this morning," everyone. i'm jeff glor with rebecca jar sis. charlie, gayle and norah are off. there are predictions but little progress in washington with a deadline for the fiscal cliff now just four days away. >> president obama meets later today with congressional leaders in one last effort to make a deal before the dead
dispute over the price that is keeping them on dry land. more than 100 boats are staying in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay. before thanksgiving the crabbers agreed to $3 a pound. last week the price was under $2 due to slow demand. last year crab fishermen were on strike for weeks. >>> the number of nonsmoking apartment units in san francisco may rise. today a board will hear proposal that will force landlords to designate units as smoking or nonsmoking. supporters hope demand for nonsmoking units with will pressure landlords to lower the number of smoking units. >>> this morning big changes to the bay bridge toll, work scheduled to begin on renovations on the new east span of the bay bridge scheduled to open next september. the project includes paving, restriping and facelift for the toll. the work is expected to take six months. >>> workers at the port of oakland voted to ratify new four year contract cost of living raise and signing bonus. labor and management have been bargaining since last summer. the contract goes to the board of port commissioners for approva
of firing shots outside of a shopping mall in new port. he is now connected to several other shootings in southern california. investigators say 42-year-old marcos fired 54 shots into the air outside of a fashion island mall in new port on saturday. no one was hit. he has been involved in ten similar shootings since april. including two that happened near disney land and another one outside of a same new port law. he's still in jail being held without bail. >>> one east bay city is considering a plan to ban the use of surveillance drones. the berkeley city council talked about the no drone zone proposal. alameda county sheriffs office is considering buying and using the four pound machine for short missions. and the drone would only be used over berkeley if authorities in berkeley asked them to use it. supporters of the no drone zone say the use of that drone violates their civil rights. >>> right now 5:49. we were talking about starting at 4:30 this morning. that big crash. way up north. sal has an update. >> that is right pam and dave. the freeway was open just after 5:00. and it was
possible in the south. some ports of iowa and wisconsin could get as much as a half foot of snow. now the weather may cause delays at airports and that could cause a triple affect. now they are expected to feel the affects and it could backup flights all over the country chicago is the united hub for the airlines. midway is for southwest airlines and passengers expect delays up to two hours for any flights to o'hare and a lot of flights are waving their fees for rebooking flights. >> it sounds like it will be really busy right before the holidays. let's check in our commute, how is the bay bridge toll plaza doing? >>> well, we are hoping for a light day today. we will know as the traffic gets to the toll plaza and gets on to the bridge. i think we will have a little bit of a back up. this traffic looks good approaching the downtown area and to king street. we are keeping an eye on your drive to the airport and that drive looks good to burlingame and san mateo. let's go to mark. >>> once again, we are dealing with very cold numbers and some frost. you might be scraping off the frost on
. the of the driver was transported to johnriuir hot medical center with a broken arm wrist and conc>> the port of oakland is kremlin to change its spending policies and plans to launch a search for new executive after a scandal over spending in it with the retirement of its top two executives. >> the shake-up comes at a crucial time for the poor as it begins and expansion of facing an uncertain global economy. >> support to new directors put in new spending policies in place and moving forward on a project to expand rail capacity to the port. >> and a 35 a. rail yard is expected to bow to the ports import business by making it easier for imports move cargo from the port to interior parts of the country. >> santa rosa police are investigating the death of an oral elderly woman was found floating upon a condo complex data christmas party. >> kron fours up alicai reid spoke to the president made the course of discovery. >>-test to the residents >> we called 911 instead of trying to get the body out. >> the wois woman did not want to show their faces on camera. to people realized that was their ne
francisco, petaluma all the porting wind damage. this continues as this front moves through the area. it leaves us by the afternoon. again, looking at widespread range anywhere from a half-inch to an inch falling with some of this heavier rain is the falling over parts of the bay area. we are tracking the russian river as well as the napa river. it looks like later today into the afternoon along the russian river, it will be to our morning. but the storm is setting on, we are looking a partly cloudy skies and dry conditions. we will continue to track those rivers are you into the afternoon. mark will be here a bit later and he will be all over the situation as well. here are the current wind. napa reporting 13, oakland 31. mountain view is not too bad. livermore 23, fairfield 28. i have seen clocking winds of up to 50 miles per hour. these are significant winds. these winds will break large branches, take down small trees, topple those power lines. we are seeing power outages at this time. palo alto reporting 12. we are looking at winds gusting to 53 miles per hour in some cases righ
15 ports along the east coast and the gulf and officials estimate it will cost $1 billion a day. >>> 5:03. let's check traffic and weather. we had a break yesterday but i guess rain is coming back. >> it's all gone. >> hello. >> it didn't last very long. we got rain heading towards the bay area and you can see that low. it's right there. so it hasn't quite hit the bay area yet. but by later on this afternoon, that's when we're going to see light showers and it's going to quickly spread all across the bay area, continuing to tomorrow morning. so it's on approach right now and you can see those showers. bring an umbrella if you are heading outside at all today. so again you won't need it for this morning. the only thing we're talking about are all these cold temperatures. very chilly. fairfield 34 degrees. san francisco in the 40s. it's going to be a cold day this afternoon. temperatures sightly below what we saw yesterday, 54 in oakland, 51 in san rafael, 52 in santa rosa. so you got the idea. just a cold rainy day on tap. it looks like it's going to continue through tomorrow cle
in an effort to avoid these deadly collisions. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of laws and laws of long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. >> earth view of san francisco looking across the city. currently in the cargo ship that enters or x's san francisco bay has use of these free shipping lanes, seen here in red. but under the newly approved plan, these late will be reconfigured. the new routes will no longer--will be long or an hour. the idea is to restrictions to a smaller area when they passed through no will feeding grounds. >> the new shipping lines go into effect in 2013. >> and san francisco charles clifford kron 4 news. >> residents in antioch have band together to raise money to rebuild a parked ruin by arsonist. >> this is what the antioch parked toddler what looks like after arsonists set fire to back in september. >> of the past three months, the group take back in antioch help raise $25,000. >> if the community has produced a 500 assemblyman jim frazier donated 2000 and pg&e and the remaining $14,500 to to start repairs. >> will result in to break
"" expenditures by port of oakland workers in 2011. that's according to a pair of audits released yesterday that looked at what employees purchased with public dollars. the release of the audit has forced maritime director james kwon to step down. an internal audit of 2011 expenses were already underway in october when news broke about the port's executive director, omar benjamin and kwon spent nearly 45-hundred dollars at a houston strip club. >> two men shot are expected to survive. it happened in the 2300 block of mandarin way after 10:00. there were transported to a local hospital with not life- threatening injuries. the investigation is still ongoing. >> an update on the fiscal cliff the federal reserve is expected and on buying plan that would soften the blow from tax increases and spending cuts that would go into effect in january if congress cannot reach a deal. the white house and republicans are not selling any outward signs of yielding. house speaker john bennett says he is waiting for the president to identify the spending cuts he is willing to make-that senator johntoday, autho
. that is at ports along the east coast and the gulf of mexico. the international long shoreman's association has agreed to extend its contract for a month while negotiations continue. the contract expired in september but was originally extended for 90 days, that extension was due to run out sunday, west coast long shoreman have a separate union contract. >>> there is a renewed sense of urgency as america inches closer to the fiscal cliff come the new year, now the president is meeting with congressional leaders at the white house, kyla campbell joins us live from dc. >> reporter: tara, some members of congress hope this meeting will produce a deal but others say the situation is hopeless and this meeting is just for show. we are taking a live look outside the white house, still not sure whether we are going to get video from the high stakes negotiations, harry reid and mitch mcconnell and john boehner and nancy pelosi are joining president obama and the vice-president. the white house insists the president is not putting new offers on the table but there are reports of a compromise to raise tax
, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbors are smokers. if the measure is approved. building with 50 or fewer units will have until december of next year to designate smoking or nonsmoking. the board will vote next year on measure that bans smoking at street fairs and other outdoor events on city owned property. >>> sonoma and concord debating issues on growing marijuana for medicinal use. the board will consider a plan to limit medical marijuana patients to having six mature plants and eight ounces of dry pot, per year, the same as the state law. sonoma a
. >>> weather is the only thing keeping the late steve jobs' yacht from leaving port in a.m. dam. until now it had -- amsterdam. until now it had been impounded by the ship's designer who claim the estate owed him money. the estate paid to resolve that dispute. the yacht will likely stay in port because of weather. the 127 million dollar vessel is headed for california. >>> crab fishermen authority of the bay area will get two more weeks of unwanted vacation. california department of fish and game has moved back the start of the season to january 15th. the season was supposed to begin at start of december for men seen know county and points north. fish -- fish and game says the crab has not yet developed enough meat. >>> 5:17. we want to keep an eye on what is a not storm today, just today. >> we get a break today. >> is that an official weather term, a not storm? >> yes,, okay. >> thanks for pretending along. >> yes, if katie says so, it is to be. is what i was told. good morning, from sutro tower you can see it is quiet across san francisco towards the east bay hills. cloud cover no rain
get to your calls. this is the lead story in the "l.a. times" class morning. port strike part of a bigger fight. the eight-day strike that crippled one of the world's busiest ports reflected a clash that is playing out across the global shipping industry as ports and their unionized work forces gird for an era of briskly expanding foreign trade. the strike that shut down the ports of los angeles and long beach paralleled the generational skirmishes that have ripped through factory shops. cargo companies and ports want to cut costs and automate operations to compete with aggressive rivals in canada and south america. that is pitting them against unions, which are struggling to reserve high-paying jobs for the middle-class members. it was resolved late tuesday, according to this article. here is the front page of the press." feet frefree state says detroit out of time to fix its fiscal mess. falling revenues and rising expenses. the state of michigan delivered an abrupt ultimatum to the city wednesday. move quickly toward reform, or an emergency financial manager will be reporte
. >> facebook shares up to 2786. >> the port of oakland maritime director james caan is stepping down as a newly released audit shows that nearly $200,000 in questionable expenses. from luxury mills to tiffany silver caearrings. to you-to concert tickets. an internal audit of 2011 expenses or already under way in october when news broke out about the port executive director, omar benjamin and quantum in nearly $4,500 and used to strip club. benjamin is already stepped down from his position. >> american schoolchildren continue to lag behind students in asian countries in math and science exams giving globally. >> result from international achievement exams find that students in singapore, south korea, and japan outperform u.s. fourth and eighth grade student in the to about 11 trend in international mathematics and science study. despite the u.s. students do rank among the top form as assisting countries that administer the exam. >> our live look this morning shows hazy conditions. foggy in seven to go. traffic beginning to build. we will get an update on both your weather and traffic coming wel
be heard next year. >> clerical workers at the port of los angeles and long beach are walking the picket lines for an eighth day. the union and management were unable to reach a deal to end the strike after a late- night meeting. the work stoppage has dramatically slowed activity at the nation's busiest cargo complex. the port of oakland has picked up some of the work not going to southern california ports. the clerical workers have been without a contract since june 2010. they're accusing terminal operators of outsourcing clerical jobs. officials estimate the strike is costing the u-s economy a billion- dollars per day. >> this man is in police custody after allegedly pushing a man in front of a time square subway. he tried to climb to safety but got trapped between the train and the platform. >> the judge over the fort hood shooting trial has been removed from the case. a military appeals court in texas says that it was because of the judge treatment of the suspect. indicating a lack of impartiality. hassan is charged with 13 people dead and dozens injured. he is facing the death pen
.m.. the open in september next year. >> port of oakland boys voted to ratify for your contract agreement. it was reached after a 24 hour strike last month that disrupted port operations. >> this is video from that strike. the tentative agreement includes a host of living raise over the next two years. >> there will not be voting on the sutter health $2 billion hostile project in san francisco anytime soon. the board as the providers have postponed a vote until next year. the proposal to build a 555 bed hospital on van ness ave have hit a roadblock when a hospital cannot commit to keeping st. luke's hospital open. the vote for the hospital project is scheduled for tomorrow, but negotiations had been scheduled of this week. >> surveillance pictures of two women police say are using a stolen credit card from sausalito. the two women were recorded by two separate security cameras in mill valley on october 31st. there were last seen on the east life dealt cvs stores and the chevronfrontage road. >> northbound caltran tracks in san francisco have reopened after a car that was sitting on the tr
ports from boston to houston. those ports move as much as 100 million tons of goods each year including everything from flat screen tvs, sneaker and snow shovels. >>> the housing market shows new signs of rebounding. the commerce department says sales of new homes increased by about 4.5% in november from the month before. that's the fastest pace in two years. >>> and that's your moneywatch. for more, stay with cbsmoneywatch.com. back to you. >> thank you. >>> with all the snow falling in the sierra, avalanche concerns are on the minds of many after two people died at resorts this week. cbs reporter neda iranpour asks, what's being done to keep skiers safe? >> reporter: it's one of the snowiest decembers here at northstar ski resort during one of the busiest weeks. >> i love snow. it's really cool because it's all fluffy and soft. >> the conditions are amazing, we have had a lot of new snow. >> reporter: but potential for avalanches goes up as the snowpack does. >> it helps with a sliding surface. you have a hard base underneath and light snow on top. >> reporter: two avalanches on chris
agreement reached after 24 hours strike last month that disrupted port operations. the tentative agreement it agreement includes a cost-of-living raise over the next two years. a sighting of is also for each employee. the two sides of the bargaining unsuccessfully since july 200011. there will not be voting >> they will not be voting on the sutter health $2 billion hospital project in san francisco any time soon. the board of supervisors have pressed on the vote until next year. the proposal to build the 555 bed hospital of van ness ave hit a roadblock when naso could not commit to keeping st. louis hospital open the vote for the hospital project was good for tomorrow. >> a surveillance pictures of two women police they're using a stolen credit card from sausalito. the two women were recorded by two separate security cameras in mill valley on october 31st. there lassie in an east like the lcd a store and that chevron redwood frontage road. the question of whether to allow pages to grow medical marijuana outdoors in concord is headed to the city council. tomorrow city council members will d
past emeryville, port of oakland to san francisco, clear, crisp air, live doppler spins and picks up clear air this morning. this time tomorrow, going to start seeing rain in the north bay. one day reprieve from this active pattern. here's a look at temperatures, only reporting station inland is not in the 30s is antioch at 40 within. san francisco 45. san -- san jose 39. mid to upper 30s monterey bay and inland. today partly cloudy, cool and dry, no need for the wet weather gear. tomorrow and saturday, absolutely. more chances of utilizing that next week. low to mid 50s today from 52 concord, 56 oakland, fremont, palo alto, santa rosa, 55 in san francisco and san jose, sunny monterey temperatures inland from 54 to 56°. cold tonight, 30s inland, a few 30s, fremont, palo alto, clouds on the increase through the morning. light rain starting to develop early during tomorrow's morning commute in the north bay, we get a reprieve today yesterday's wet weather maker wreaking havoc in southern california. unsettled cold flow coming from alaska, 4:00 tomorrow morning by 7:00 all of us except
,000 undocumented immigrants have been de ported from california and seven out of ten of those had no convictions or had been accused of only minor offenses such as traffic tickets. >> it's about a humane immigration policy that says we know that families are important, and it's part of the family is allowed to stay, the entire family should be allowed to stay. >> appealed the deportation order with us and they are waiting a reply. live in san francisco, janet, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> back now to the south bay where we stay on top of breaking news there. a campus lockdown has affected essentially one building now at san jose city college focussing on the tech building. we were telling you what police officers are doing inside to make sure students there o are safe. also there's a freeze warning tonight in parts of the bay area. our chief meetologist bill martin which neighborhoods will feel the coldest tonight and how much colder it may be tomorrow oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there
trashing down on top of a car port. the tree missed the woman. she was not hurt. >> in richmond, the street reopened after crews were fixing a six hole. rain from 2010 caused it to collapse. crews will continue to work in the area for several more months. >>> another road that was forced to shut down because of a sink hole is back open again. mountain view drive has been closed since december 2. it reopened at noon today after crews worked for 9 straight days. >>> we have been putting live storm tracker 2 to work. light to moderate cells across the area. show you rain showers in the mountains, scattered around the south bay as well, morgan hill area, gilroy. to the north, oakland, parts of the east bay, you can pick out more activity, bay bridge, oakland and orinda. darker shade of green, more moderate cells. santa rosa clouds right now but the rainfall approaching fairfield. rain showers for tonight. i will back out the maps to show you, there is another storm developing off shore. when that moves in, the timing and the heavy rain for saturday and another one that moves in on sunday coming
about to get into her car. a tree came trashing down on top of a car port. the tree missed the woman. she was not hurt. >> in richmond, the street reopened after crews were fixing a six hole. rain from 2010 caused it to collapse. crews will continue to work in the area for several more months. >>> another road that was forced to shut down because of a sink hole is back open again. mountain view drive has been closed since december 2. it reopened at noon today after crews worked for 9 straight days. >>> we have been putting live storm tracker 2 to work. light to moderate cells across the area. show you rain showers in the mountains, scattered around the south bay as well, morgan hill area, gilroy. to the north, oakland, parts of the east bay, you can pick out more activity, bay bridge, oakland and orinda. darker shade of green, more moderate cells. santa rosa clouds right now but the rainfall approaching fairfield. rain showers for tonight. i will back out the maps to show you, there is another storm developing off shore. when that moves in, the timing and the heavy rain for saturday
than 14,000 longshoremen are threatening to go on strike at 15 major ports on sunday. the labor dispute is based on an expiring contract between the international longshoremen's association and the u.s. maritime alliance. the fourth involved in the dispute transport more than 100 million t of good at the goods and every year, about 40 percent of the nation's cargo traffic. the walkout could cost the economy billions of dollars that would affect ford's from new york city to houston. amazon is announce this year's holiday sales as their biggest ever. consumers purchased 306 items per second on their peak day this season. amazon says customers order 26 and a half million items on cyber monday. that is a new record for the online retailer. amazon set another record on christmas day for digital download. the scandal continues to dominate the websites best sellers with the kindle fire hb tablet leading the way. >> it helps the u.s. economy. >> that's why i did it mark >> you did it for the economy. a look at the bay bridge and it is common pleasant and 32 degrees right now. we're expecting a
have been sleeping in that car port. how that fire started however, is still under investigation. he hopes that the mass firefighters discover a body after putting out a fire in a carport in campbell this morning. the fire was reported at about 1-15 this morning near an apartment building on kuehnis drive. investigators say the death does not appear to be suspicious. and say the person who was found may have been sleeping in the carport. how the fire investigation. >>pam: an aspiring marine jesus ruiz diego, was freed by immigration and customs enforcement today after being held by immigration ruiz diego grew up in san jose since he was four years old-- but didn't find out until a few years ago that he was not a legal citizen. after officials caught up with jesus at his workplace. proceedings. but thanks to efforts that included a rally in front of the ice office last month, and a petition with 5,000 signatures, he was set free. in my is one to say thank you, for everybody that signed the petition and made this possible for me to get released. i want to thank everybody for the suppor
the kids out to play. >> -- good morning. 6:17. looking from roof cam towards the port of oakland, gorgeous sunrise, i'll put it on my facebook page. live doppler 7 hd, radar and satellite superimposed on one graphic don't see much in the way of cloud cover until you get to the lower left of the screen nothing in the way of radar returns very dry out there this morning thanks to offshore wind that is keeping oakland at 60°, in our valleys, winds not as prevalent, 39 in santa rosa and fairfield, a lot of 40s inland to the santa clara valley, san jose 46, los gatos 47 around the bay low to mid 50s even half moon bay 59° right now. mid to upper 40s most of the monterey bay and inland gilroy 39°. this afternoon sunny, warmest afternoon this week within a few degrees of record highs. light rains possible tuesday night into wednesday, going to happen, much cooler on back side of that system wednesday through sunday. south bay san jose going to warm up to 66° los gatos warm and spot, redwood city and san mateo 64, half moon bay 65, 63 daly city south san francisco and downtown san francisco. n
near the port of everett derailing and crunching cars on the track. >> man it screws came down and took out that rail. >>reporter: as containers crumb pel he realized he could be in the perilous path. >> i thought the rail cars would pile up and come through the fence and get me. so i was trying to get out of the car. everything came to a stop. >>reporter: still he sum up what he saw in two words. >> holy bleep. >> you have the two wordy sues peg. one last check on the weather now. let's update with spencer. >> i'll be using different exclamation. let's look at live doppler 7 hd. clear 68. temperatures beginning to drop rather sharply overnight tonight. we have a freeze warning in effect for the north bay hills and valley from 3:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. low temperature dropping between 25 and 30 degrees an of course that could pose a little bit of a threat to sensitive plant frost advisory in effect for most of the remainder of the bay area for the same hours so it's chilly all around and tomorrow state wide look for sunny skies but relatively cool down south. up in the northern
for the port next year. he will work for seven months to make sure that business relationships go smoothly. executive director omar benjamin agreed to pay back more than $5,000 in expenses made at a strip club in texas. ktvu channel 2 morning news has also learned maritime director james kwon will earn more than $900 an hour based on his salary as maritime director. >>> the salvation army still needs more toys and they have already collected donations for more than 3,000 needy children but they still need toys for more than a thousand children. you can drop off donations in any of the facilities and cash donations are also welcome. >>> for the first time an american woman holds the title of miss universe... >> miss universe is usa... >> and that is olivia from rhode island receiving the honor and she beat out 88 competitors. sandoval was there as well and boy, tough duty for him. >>> it is looking pretty normal for thursday with our commute and toll plaza is backed up for a 15 to 20 minute delay and contra costa traffic is backed up on 680, let's go to mark. >>> we have some cold numbers,
. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of los angeles and long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. this is a google earth view of san franciso looking north across the city. currently any cargo ship that enters or exits san francisco bay has to use one of three shipping lanes, seen here in red. but under the newly approved plan, these lanes will be reconfigured. the new routes will be longer and narrower. the idea is to restrict ships to a smaller area when they pass through know whale feeding grounds. are spoke with a marine biologist, jonathan stern. >> this is a great plan. if we alter the shipping lanes the whales could have more of a chance to avoid these ships. >> reporter: the new shipping lanes go into effect in 2013. in san francisco, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> grant: cal trans has lifted chain restrictions on interstate 80 and highway 50 through the sierra near lake tahoe for the first time in days. roads are clear for now. but there is still plenty of snow off to the sides. roads on the way to tahoe area ski resorts are also clearing up. and resorts
'll go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange coming up next. >>> each port of oakland reporting 32° now frost in a lot of areas except san francisco where coolest temperature 37° forest hill area. sunshine, high clouds, low to mid 50s today. doppler across the state quiet now if you are heading north we had the black ice this morning, rain and higher elevation snow around eureka, crescent city and mount shasta during the afternoon. socal upper -- [ unintelligible ] see rather quiet now. today or tomorrow good -- sierra is quiet now if you can get there today or tomorrow good. >>> breaking news, we've just learned that robert bork has died, a legal scholar best known for being nominated to the supreme court by president reagan in 1987 that nomination failed. he's also known for his role in the saturday night massacre during the nixon administrator when he fired cox and the attorney general of the u.s. would not and resigned in protest robert bork was 84-years-old. >>> more on the school tragedy in connecticut, two hours from now, president obama is scheduled to hold a
with extra port officers. state-wide, 1060 drivers were a arrested for driving under the influence. last year, 980 worker arrested 40 you are light during the same period. >> last year, there were arrested, 980 there were arrested for d.u.i.. our focus on the law is increasing for the arrests. >> reporter: 151 in the bay area and also three crashes that resulted in deaths. a state-wide, 26 people died. that is up from 14 from last year. >> and it on your behind through we'll you want to get there, safely >> reporter: always use a designated driver and to always wear a seatbelt. refusing to do either will keep you a hefty fine. >> be courteous. we should be courteous anyway but typically, when you are more accommodating to your fellow motorists, you are usually safer. look out for everybody else that is on the road, also >> reporter: the next crackdown is a new year's. phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. while you were celebrating the holidays with friends highway patrol was busy cracking down on impaired drivers. in the bay area, there were 151 dui arrests. there were also three crashes that result
was on the west virginia during the attack. >> i felt six torpedoes hit the port side of the ship. >> it also included a wreath laying ceremony to pay tribute to those who were killed. >>> the beakon on top of mount diablo was lit to remember the attacks, the light turned on at sunset and stayed lit until dawn this morning. it was turned off december 8th 1941 the day after the attack so it would not be a guide for enemy planes. now it's lit once a year to honor those who died. >> some hopeful east bay homebuyers will have the chance to take advantage of a five million dollar pot of money. it's parts of a settlement over fair lending claims. the program happening at the oakland convention center is called city lift and only applies to nine city and alameda. >> we are going to provide 20,000-dollar grant to them. 0% rate as long as they stay in the home for five-years, that $20,000 is forgiven. >> i knew i couldn't afford that much as far as a down payment so i'm excited because it helps me out. >> one of the restrictions you must buy a home with in 60 days, the it runs today from ten to s
. the threatened walk out could have idled ports. a made itemmer is cautionly optimistic. > >>> eight united states sailors are suing japan's electronic power company. they say that the company lied about radiation dangers after last year's quake and tsunami. they were delivering aid from the regan after the disaster. they stay they were sickened by radiation from the nuclear plant and now suffer from cancer and other physical problems. >> i just want to get it out. i'm not after this for any financial compensation, i just want the truth to be told. we were lied to. people's lives weren't robust ono the ship. >> the sailors say the government knew how dangerous the situation was and never warned them act risks. they are seek ten million dollars in damages and 30 million in punitive damages for each of the plaintiffs. >> the population is set to hit 315 million by new year's day. that is an increase of less than 1% since april of 2010 which was the last time a population snap shot was taken. that growth is at a slower pace than projected. the bureau sites low births and immigration rates as possi
. >>> workers are back on the job at shipping ports in los angeles and long beach. talks are moving once again after a tentative agreement last night in a labor dispute that disrupt it had busy container reports for more than a weekment ten terminals have reopened and workers are unloading more than a dozen ships at the docks or anchored nearby. the dispute started when clerical workers walked out. they say shippers were outsourcing jobs. the union dock workers refeuds cross picket license. >>> it's enough to make your skin crawl. bay area woman said bedbugs invaded her hotel room. >>> and apparently there are just not enough star bucks cafes in this world. the coffee lovers will be very happy to learn that is about to change. the expansion plan that's in the works . >>> it may seem like there's a starbucks pretty much on every corner and now there are about to be even more. starbucks says it plans to open up 1500 new cafes in the united states over the next five years and not just here in the united states. worldwide starbucks says it will have more than 20,000 stores by 2014, many of them in
on december 17th one of the busiest times of the year. union members picketed yesterday at the port of oakland on behalf of nonunion workers who say they have been punished to try to organize. union members want the contractor hms host to deal with nonunion workers complaints. they also want a new contract. they want both by december 14th or they may go on strike. >>> san francisco health officials are urging gay men to get vaccinated for meningitis if they plan to travel to new york. 12 cases have been identified in gay men in new york in the past year. three have been diagnosissed in the last six weeken. the severe infection effects the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord and spread by intimate contact. san francisco has not experienced an increase in cases but health officials say they do want people to be aware of that outbreak. >>> this will open your eyes. would you drink coffee made from elephant manure? this exotic coffee is called black ivory coffee. it's made from coffee beans eaten by elephants in thailand and then picked out of what elephants leave behind. reaction in ele
and satellite and radar pictures shows that to the north of us, nw is being hammered with snow and port when. we will get a taste of that starting tomorrow. more on friday. we don't expect widespread rain really until friday. tomorrow afternoon santa rosa getting some light rain. pell of them was ever fell use it later in the after now. earlier in the evening and thursday night at 8:00 you can see as its stars to fill out a little more headed towards the south it could become a little more widespread moderate to heavy rain. highs for today - we should basically get up and to the '50s. 54 in oakland or 50 for san mateo, occurred lay out now but also topping out at around 51 degrees. 7 day around the bay shows sunny today after the cold start. breezy, and wet for there is a. saturday and sunday look to be unsettled in the form of showers. the measures will stay in the mid-50s. monday tuesday monday is christmas eve looking to be dry. tuesday, lots of sunshine and topping out in the '50s. >> we're still looking at a pretty good ride around the bay area. we're not tracking any problems our hot spots
refreshed all their mobile products to have this new lightning port for charging and getting audio out. everyone has to update the lightning accessories. surge of android tablets a big met with the nexus 7 and kindle fire hd and the nook tablets from barnes & noble. >> we'll see even more? >> even more because they finally got a foothold against the ipad. companion apps another big trend because every gadget whether it's like your refrigerator or your car seems like it has an app that goes with it to help control it or just make more of that experience. so a lot of app developers making money now making apps for different gadgets. and the wireless living room is another continuing trend where now our tvs have wi-fi, our speakers are bluetooth and wireless and our cell phone chargers are wireless. >> so what's next? our toasters? [ laughter ] >> well, we're still looking at other wireless tv solutions and again 2013 another big rumor going into 2013 is this could be the year we see the apple television the full-fledged television that would have apple services in it. but other new tv t
of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and about a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> a pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. in fact, it maybe unprecedented! the city's newer sfpark meters charge less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hourly rates of a dollar or less. >>> 5:51. ecuador on high alert after several volcano eruptions. >> and the duchess dazzles. kate middleton makes her first public appearance since leaving the hospital. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> weak storm sliding through the bay area, a stronger line in the north bay through american canyon toward vallejo. more on your weather coming up. >> and we have lots of brake lights in sunnyvale north 101 at mathilda. two right lanes shut down for an injury accident. expect delays as you work your way through there. traffic and weather together
to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. the matter will be revisited next year. >>> people in san jose will finally get fluoride in their drinking water. yesterday the santa clara valley water district approved a plan to fund the project aimed at improving dental health. it will take about two years to get the system operating. >>> 20 minutes after 6:00. they are red-hot. the warriors played the hornets in oakland last night. >> plus unruffled. how a pidgeon crashed the raiders game on sunday. >> and pack your chains if you are heading out of town towards the sierra. snow is likely. looks like saturday and sunday. got some good skiing conditions in kirkwood once the snow comes down, 3" of new snow expected there. at northstar more snow expecting 6" packed powder with 12 lifts ready to go open to the public. similar story over at sugar bowl. lots of snow 2" of the powder. we have six lifts open. we'll have much more a look at your seven-day forecast coming right up. hero's welcome ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> welcome back.
wall to discourage voting. >> contract talks between workers at the port of lost angeles and long beach have resumed. the clerical workers began striking last tuesday. they claim management haven't outsourcing their well-paid jobs out of state and overseas. the employers' association which represents 14 shippers and terminal operators and denies the allegations. they say they have offered a lifelong job security to the 600 or so full-time clerical workers. >> coming up on the kron for morning new as we will have more headlines here. we will continue to go through some of the photos, the mini photos you have sent in over the course of this last rain storm. everybody is dealing with torrential downpours and high waters. continue to send pictures. e mail them to us at breaking news at kron4.com. you can stay updated at our web site facebook page, and twitter feeds as well. welcome back the timing is 4:24. the deadly collapse ave highway structure and not far from tokyo. prompted and inspection order. recovery efforts have been suspended while more pieces are to it's been for men from falle
pandora the internet music company will release their quarterly results to date. also watching the port of los angeles strike. pork are shut down in l.a. and long beach. the loan choreman are not crossing the picket line. it is in its second week in six days. this strike down in southern california is costing the local economy $1 billion. a day. >> thank you mark. 5:09 a.m. is a time. california's push to go green could cost state power customers. the reporter little hoover commission shows that energy companies are well on their way to meeting their goals to obtain a third of their electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2020. but it also found california has adopted several policy and this is, of being implemented simultaneously, without a full accounting of the consequences. the report concludes californians may wind up paying more than necessary for electricity and the state may unnecessarily the great pristine habitat in its rush to implement its renewable energy goes. >> apple and samsung are back in court. their legal battle over smart phones and tablas resu
of their train tunnels, stations in critical equipme the port authority of new jersey and new york which operates three airports say they are go still trying to calculate their recover costs. >> we will be right back as the kron4 morning news continues. a shot of the golden gate bridge on this friday morning. a few spots with patchy fog of for the most part find conditions out there. it warm-up a few degrees with the sunshine today. phfft the live look from the tower in san francisco. >> we are dealing with partly cloudy conditions and catch the dense fog. as we head into the afternoon we are expecting mostly sunny skies. in warmer temperatures compared to yesterday and cloudy and cool in the evening hours. this ability has been an issue it is down 0 and fairfield. i will track the fog for you in my upcoming report now here is erica >> out side conditions at the james lick freeway it looked like it is getting busy at the 180 split. no problems or delays. pretty light ride along the peninsula and we do not have any issues to report for 1 01 southbound. >> a man in critical condition this morning a
for the port of oakland. >>> swee have new information about a man who took a dangerous fall here in oakland. that's coming up. >>> and could same-sex marriage be once again legal in -- legal in california? ñ? good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm claudine wong in for tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >>> just hours ago, around midnight our time, japan had a huge earthquake. it was a magnitude 7.3 quake in the where thes off -- waters off northeastern japan. the quake they had today sent people running out into the streets. you can see women there wearing safety masks. electrical and phone lines dangled from power poles. the high rises swayed for several minutes. now, a coastal city did report a three-foot high tsunami.
. >> the port of oakland's maritime director will still be getting a paycheck in the new year even after he resigned because of a financial scandal. james kwon will work as a consultant for seven years next year. he will stay on to help with a transition. some economic reports say they were surprised. >> they need to the truth and tell it fast. somebody else is going to. >> reporter: now, ktvu has learned that kwon will be paid $109 an hour based on his $214,000 salary as the maritime director. >>> it is nine minutes before 8:00. a 15-hour closure on one of the busiest freeways in the east coast. this freeway is normally packed to begin with. the deadly chain reaction crash and the cleanup crews had to do overnight. >>> one family that's homeless feels very grateful this holiday season. they have a place to stay in a crowded homeless shelter in san francisco. why that shelter is overflowing. and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with sta
down 14 ports from texas to massachusetts for the first time in 35 years. it would affect tens of billions of dollars worth of merchandise bringing east coast imports to a halt. >>> the the "wall street journal" says home prices have hit a milestone, on track for their first year-to-year gain since 2006. the strongest performance since the housing bust. home prices rose 4.3% in october compared to a year ago but they were down in new york city and chicago. they're up nearly 7% overall this year. >> maybe a buying opportunity in new york city and chicago. >>> britain's "guardian" reports syria's military police chief defected from the army and declared his support for the rebels. he was shown making a statement on arab tv saying he's joining the people's revolution. he also claimed syria's army has committed massacres against the unarmed population. >>> also "the independent" the comet of the century is due to pass earth next year it could be the brightest comet seen in generations, even brighter than the full moon. >> even >>> all right. and we got police ha
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